Third Turret

Aleksandr Zeliov/TASS

The third turret is next to Pavlov House in the square on Ulica Naumova. Standing beside it and looking in the direction of this legendary house and the ruins of the Gerhardt Mill, destroyed by shelling, it is possible to see how close the German troops were to the Volga. The intensity of the Battle of Stalingrad was so great that this station did not fall even though it was under continuous attack for nearly two months. Pavlov House is a unique place even by Stalingrad battle standards. For 58 days this building was on the front line of defense, withstanding several attacks a day.